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Should you sell your private number plate along with your car?

When you sell your car, it can be difficult to know what to do with your private number plates. Do you sell the vehicle with your personalised number plates still attached? Or, do you remove your personal number plate and get a new UK car reg for the vehicle's new owner?

Here are some things to consider.

Why would you sell the plate with the car?


Everyone approaches cherished number plates in different ways. Some like to get something that alludes to their name, their partner, their business, or something personal like that. Others like to get personal number plates that specifically reference the model of car they're driving. Take, for example, JA62 UAR for a Jaguar. In this case, it makes sense to let the plates go with the car - unless you intend on selling the plates separately or buying another model of the same car.


You might also consider selling the personal number plate with the car because, to the right buyer, it will add a considerable amount of appeal. It could be the key to you getting the price you really want for the car. As there are many high-quality cheap private number plates to choose from, it won't be hard for you to find something else you like.

Why should you keep your personal number plates?


Not selling the personal number plates with the car is obviously the way to go if they mean something specific to you or someone you love. Whether it's your name, partner's name, a reference to a birthday or a special nickname - if there is sentimental value to the plate, then, of course, you're going to want to keep it. Though there are a few things to consider with this.

Should you sell your private number plate along with your car?

Make sure you get a new DVLA car registration for the vehicle. When you're selling the car, if the pictures you take have the personal number plates in them, then make it explicitly clear in your advert that the number plates will not come with the car. Ideally, you should get the car re-registered and make sure it's wearing the number plates it will be sold with before photographing it.

Getting the right plates


If you are thinking of selling your vehicle and letting your private plates go with it, there's never been a better time to shop for brand new ones. There's a wide range of affordable number plates out there waiting for you, so start shopping today!

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